Early hunters and gatherers were dependent on nature and had to read her various moods for survival. A sudden wind indicated storm while a halo around the moon meant rain or snow. Even the animals predicted weather change. The hunters followed the animals when a drought occurred to the better land. It is no wonder that many of the Gods and Goddesses took on animal forms and characteristics.
In our busy world filled with smartphones, computers, and social media, there’s little time for the contemplation of animals and the messages they have to tell you. Which is a shame because an animal may choose to give you a very definite message by physically appearing in your life repeatedly, even in your dreams. If you’re able to take, these meanings and apply them to your life, you’ll be better off. There are a few things to be clear on.
First, your pet is not your totem animal. Let’s face it, he or she is dependent on you and can’t really help being there. Secondly, roadkill is not your totem animal either. You can bless the animal’s spirit and ask it to move on, but remember it is not your totem animal.
Mythical animals can be your totem too. Various totem experts will argue about this, but the idea of the Pegasus, dragons, or a unicorn had to have come from somewhere.